Luxury Vacations in Cancún and The Riviera Maya
In Mexico, when it comes to luxury beach destinations, the top two options are Cancun / Riviera Maya and Los Cabos. These destinations were created, at least initially, to meet the needs of wealthy tourists. Having stunning beaches and a perfect weather, it only took building high end resorts, shops, restaurants and clubs in these places to make a perfect fit for this type of tourist.
In the last couple of decades, Cancun and Riviera Maya have become more diverse destinations. Now more than ever, there are more accommodation, transportation and entertainment services available for any type of tourist. However, there are still many service alternatives focused on the wealthy tourists. So, if you are thinking about planning a luxury vacation in these destinations, you will definitely find several options that will suit perfectly for your plan.
At the airport…
Luxury vacations start at the airport. Most of the airlines that fly to Cancun Airport have First Class services available. Of course, this option is more valuable the longer your flight is. Although, if you are thinking about the most luxurious services at the airport, it all comes to private flights.
Private flights have their own terminal, The FBO (Fixed Base Operations). The Cancun International Airport FBO is located northwest of the airfield, next to Terminal 3 and has 100 parking spaces, exclusive meeting rooms, passenger lobby, luxury ground transportation, luxury and exotic car rental, luxury shops, among other services.
Once at the airport, the next thing to consider in your plan of a luxury vacation, no matter if you are arriving at the FBO or to one of the other terminals, is transportation. Luxury or VIP Transportation is available at Cancun Airport. This type of service is provided in recent model vehicles (Suburban or Mercedes Benz type). It offers comfortable space for groups of five people along with their luggage.
It deserves to be mentioned that the most exclusive service transportation available is done in limousines.
Cancun and Riviera Maya have a wide diversity of high-end resorts and hotels. All of them with world class facilities, a beachfront location and all the luxury services you can imagine. Of course, within these resorts, you can also find luxury suites and even penthouses that stand out from the rest of the rooms. However, when we talk about luxury and exclusivity, there are hotels that even their most “simple” room surpass any standard of luxury and comfort.
Some of the top resorts whose luxury is beyond any expectation are:
- Nizuc Resort and Spa in Cancún.
- The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cancún.
- Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancún.
- El Dorado Spa Resorts - Palafitos Maroma in Riviera Maya.
- Azulik in Tulum.
- Grand Velas in Riviera Maya.
- Xcaret in Playa del Carmen.
- Ahau Beach Resort in Tulum.
When luxury comes up in a conversation about a beach destination, it is inevitable not to talk about yachts. In Cancun and Riviera Maya there are several yacht rental agencies. The models and sizes of the boats available for rent are as varied as you can imagine.
Among the services offered in yacht rentals in the Mexican Caribbean you can find:
- Chef on board.
- Open Bar.
- Diving and snorkeling.
- Sailing on the nearby islands.
Golf has become a popular activity in Cancun and Riviera Maya. In this region, Golf not only allows you to exercise and improve your skills handling the clubs and hitting the ball, but it is also an activity that allows you to enjoy the warm weather as well as some of the best views.
In Cancun and the Riviera Maya there are at least 10 professional golf courses, most of them designed by famous golfers.
A luxury vacation usually comes with some shopping involved. In Cancun and Playa del Carmen, especially in the hotel zone of the former, you will find a wide diversity of top designer boutiques. So, for those who are looking for a shopping getaway, there will be some interesting options in the Mexican Caribbean.